It’s been a great year for Facebook, with the number one social network rolling out so many features that most of us have had a hard time keeping up with all the changes.
Besides reaching – and surpassing – the impressive milestone of 1 billion active users, Facebook has also rolled out to users some interesting tools. Here are 4 new features Facebook rolled out in 2015, and how they can help you maximize your time spent on the platform.
Customized News Feed
It’s not unheard of for Facebook’s News Feed to become overwhelming at times, and you might miss important updated from people you care about amid the often trivial posts from acquaintances.
But thanks to News Feed Preferences, you can now prioritize what comes up in your news feed. You can choose which posts show up first, you can unfollow acquaintances in bulk, and even follow brands and pages in bulk.
Add a Legacy Contact
Did you ever wonder what happens to your Facebook account after you die? All your messages, photos and data can be kept safe due to a new feature called “legacy contact.”
Facebook has created this tool so you can give control of your account to someone in the eventuality of your death. Adding this contact is fairly easy, but if you don’t feel comfortable doing that, you can just choose to delete your account on your death.
On This Day Helps You Look Through Your FB History
By now, you’ve spent plenty of years on Facebook for the social network to have a digital history of your life. You can now jump back in time to see what happened in your life on any given day with the help of the feature called On This Day.
It’s pretty neat, so you might want to switch on the notifications for the tool so you will be alerted about that event. And if you feel especially fond of the memory, you can share it, just like any other post. Cool, right?
Facebook Lite Comes to Android Only
If you’ve ever had trouble with the Facebook app taking so many megabytes of space on your phone, the new Facebook Lite is the app for you, as it cuts all the flab you can be without. Originally designed for users in emerging markets, the app is also great for phones that simply work with older hardware.
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